We the People / Edition 3

We the People / Edition 3

by Thomas E. E. Patterson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0072295066

ISBN-13: 9780072295061

Pub. Date: 08/28/1999

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

This brief,comprehensive book provides a lively,narrative introduction to American government and politics. The straightforward,no-nonsense presentation (and design) delves deeper into the basics than most brief books,and each of the 17 chapters (including 3 policy chapters) concludes with a reading selection. This popular text is complete enough to "cover the…  See more details below

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This brief,comprehensive book provides a lively,narrative introduction to American government and politics. The straightforward,no-nonsense presentation (and design) delves deeper into the basics than most brief books,and each of the 17 chapters (including 3 policy chapters) concludes with a reading selection. This popular text is complete enough to "cover the course," with a price to please.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072295061
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition

Table of Contents

Chapter One: The American Heritage
Political Culture: The Core Principles of American Government
Politics: The Process of Deciding Upon Society�s Goals
The Concept of a Political System and the Book�s Organization
Chapter Two: Constitutional Democracy
Before the Constitution: The Colonial and Revolutionary Experiences
The Rights of Englishmen
The Declaration of Independence
The Articles of Confederation
Shay�s Rebellion: A Nation Dissolving
Negotiating Toward a Constitution
Providing for a Limited Government
Providing for Self-Government
Checks and Balances in Practice
Constitutional Democracy Today
Chapter Three: Federalism
Federalism: National and State Sovereignty
Federalism in Historical Perspective
Federalism Today
Chapter Four: Civil Liberties
Freedom of Expression
Freedom of Religion
The Right of Privacy
Rights of Persons Accused of Crimes
The Courts and a Free Society
Chapter Five: Equal Rights
The Struggle for Equality
Equality under the Law
Equality of Result
(and more...)

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